Kids With Destiny is commitment to providing holistic care, employing a 3-phase care continuum to address the needs of Calcutta’s red-light district community, sick children, and children from disadvantaged background.
Administered through Buntain Foundation’s Mercy Hospital in Calcutta, two medical clinics located in the city’s red-light districts will provide comprehensive care for those with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. The accessibility of these clinics will foster relationships of trust between our staff and the women and their children born into the system of prostitution.
Kids With Destiny's online education platform, Rhino University, in partnership with Dr. and Mrs. A.F. Pinto and Ryan Foundation, allows us to offer accredited education to sick and disadvantaged children. The Pinto's run over 110 schools in India with 12,000 employees and 200,000 students. Their knowledge and expertise of the Indian education system enables us to offer the poorest of the poor children a free, quality education through a creative, fun, and interactive means.
Designed by acclaimed Yale architect Tom Zook, the Hope House is a special home for children from difficult backgrounds. It is a space for children to be children. The home will foster education, physical and emotional health, and for young girls from the red light district, it will provide essential tools for life outside of the brothels. Unique amenities such as landscaped gardens, arts classes, and vocational training will supplement ongoing counseling and tutoring, which will assist the children as they are integrated into carefully selected schools.
Transitioning children out of the red-light districts and into the Hope House is an initial step. The long-term care of the children will address the physical, emotional, and psychological trauma incurred from their lives in the brothels. Hope House will provide each child with sustained and consistent relational care, while ensuring that positive cultural dynamics remain intact. To ensure the safety of the children, the home will be not be open to volunteers but rather staffed by Indian professionals who will provide counseling and health services in addition to education. Plans include the integration of new arrivals to the home as well as transition out of the home as children become old enough to leave.